Darkside Chronicles official, Resident Evil, RE0 Wii-makes US-bound

Capcom belatedly announces Umbrella Chronicles sequel, reveals previously Japan-only GameCube remakes are coming to America.

After days of teasing major game announcements at its Resident Evil 5 launch events tonight, Capcom saw its surprise spoiled by Famitsu. Widely circulated scans of the Japanese magazine identified the publisher's big reveal as Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles for the Wii. Developed by Cavia (Bullet Witch), the game will be a sequel to the studio's on-rails shooter Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, supporting up to two-person play.

Biohazard-ous no longer...

Now, Capcom has officially confirmed that Darkside Chronicles will arrive in North America this coming winter. Judging by the publisher's proclivity for the January-March quarter--see RE5, Lost Planet, Street Fighter IV, and Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop--the "winter" window points to an early 2010 release for the game.

Based on Resident Evil 2's story, Darkside Chronicles will follow series protagonists Leon S. Kenney and Claire Redfield as they run another zombie gauntlet in a single-player or two-person co-op campaign. Like the original, the game will be a first-person on-rails shooter, but it will be enhanced with a new Wii Remote-based "evade" mechanic.

Though little was revealed about the game's plot, Capcom promised it will answer many questions left unresolved in The Umbrella Chronicles. And for those wanting to bone up on Resident Evil lore, Capcom has also announced that Darkside Chronicles is the first of three new Wii games in the horror-survival franchise. "New" might actually be an overstatement, since the other two are the first of a Resident Evil Classics line, which will see GameCube hits ported to the Wii. The first two titles in the series will be Resident Evil--itself a remake of the 1996 PlayStation original--and the prequel, Resident Evil 0, both released in 2002.

Due stateside later this year for $29.99 each, the two Resident Evil Classics were previously announced for release only in Japan, where they are titled Biohazard and Biohazard 0. Both will feature reworked controls, which feature the Wii Remote's motion-sensing capabilities.

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TXMostWanted
TXMostWanted

With all the effort put into classic RE, why not remake RE2 and RE3 like they did w/ RE1...I'm still waiting for it!! :-( not this on-the-rails shooter stuff, though I guess I'll have to be content w/ it).

hellowin
hellowin

good news!!! never did play the original RE0, so i think i'll definetively get this one!!

ocdog45
ocdog45

i'll keep my eye on this for now.

ratm247
ratm247

ive been searching for 2nd hand copies of res evil 0 and 1 for gamecube. im wondering if these remakes will be better. it would be nice if they gave you the option of using a gamecube controller.

lonelogan87
lonelogan87

* lazzgar* i agree with you completely, theres soo much back story i want to know about and i would love to see all the main cast in one game but then again, that will probably be the last resident evil they make...did anyone read the books?

lonelogan87
lonelogan87

nice i think that the first resident evil is the best one. i love re5 and its a great game, its just not as tense and downright scary as the first 3. im excited to play the first re with beafed up graphics and new controls sounds tiiiight!

lonelogan87
lonelogan87

nice i think that the first resident evil is the best one. i love re5 and its a great game, its just not a tense and downright scary as the first 3. im excited to play the first re with beafed up graphics and new controls sounds tiiiight!

Ghetto_ninja
Ghetto_ninja

I was planning on getting the remakes GC versions, but now it looks like I don't have to. I wonder how they enhanced the controls though and if it's for the best.

Andy-Himura
Andy-Himura

The point here is: buy them...again, or not?...

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

"Darkside Chronicles?" Who's the idiot that picked that name?

je_taime_RB_27
je_taime_RB_27

just hope they will make a REAL remake of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis !!

ResidnetEvil777
ResidnetEvil777

I'm excited for the remakes but not sure about the new chronicles

PrussianWarrior
PrussianWarrior

Ahhhh why is it another stupid on rail shooter, they should make it an fps but you can explore around Racoon city following the storyline, with co op.

Pun_Laca
Pun_Laca

Good call by Capcom. But true fans (including me) already own these for the GC, and frankly I'm too broke to buy them again. But good call tho. I like the old school style RE games much better. RE4 alienated me! I miss those frustrating zombie hidin' fixed angles! :-(

Pun_Laca
Pun_Laca

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lazzgar
lazzgar

I love the RE series, but after what happened in RE5 things can only go back to it's history. Like "The Simpsons", who keep retelling Homer's and Marge's story from different angles, I guess. Still how many copies of "reimagined" RE can one buy? I just wished that Capcom would make one RE game that involved all the major players and show us what finally happens to them for good. Like an old Horror movie, for example a Friday the 13th movie.

Defca
Defca

How can ppl expect capcom to put re5 on the wii, it is not doable. wii doesn't have the requirements necessary for a game like that. They can remake it for a wii version like the (no offense) god awful dead rising port, and that would probably sell just fine.

SevenSamuraiX
SevenSamuraiX

oh and marco your dumb cuz Resident Evil Will never die ! you wanna know why ? cuz its UNDEAD !

SevenSamuraiX
SevenSamuraiX

blufalcon if you really think Resident Evil 4 is the best one you are not a Fan of the series ! RE 4 is the worst RE ever . Im not saying that the game sucks I Own both copys and enjoyed the game but its got nothing on all the originals ! and RE 5 is way better than 4 ! But I am Excited for the Wii RE games ! and yes I own all RE games from PS to PS2 to N64 to Dreamcast to NDS to Gameboy Color to Xbox 360 to Wii !

marco0798
marco0798

RE is going to die pretty soon, and Falcon you should know that ur Wii has a 480p output, since ur such a fanboy.

BLuFAlc0n
BLuFAlc0n

Looks like Resident Evil has found it's new console... All PS3 and 360 gets is the Overhyped RE5.. Wii gets the GOOD Resident Evil, including the best RE Ever, 4. Soon, Wii gets RE5 as well (HD or Not) I don't care..

alberserk
alberserk

at least they remember the wii

rayzero2002
rayzero2002

I love Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0, but hopefully they would remake Resident Evil 2. I would like do know does anybody know anything about Code Veronica remake?? I remember reading it but I haven't heard anything else about it.. Or did Capcom decide not to make it. I also agree that the prices should be a little cheaper since these are old games. The should be worth 19.99 each.

sarevokmb
sarevokmb

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OldStupidGeezer
OldStupidGeezer

ChiefFreeman Posted Mar 17, 2009 4:23 am PT Remake and Zero were made for the Wavebird, not the Wiimote. Fixed camera angles and Wii controls won't work well in these games. And $30.00 for a 7 year old game is robbery; but that's what Nintendo does best nowadays - rip you off. it's Capcom, not Nintendo

Aphallatosis
Aphallatosis

I will probably buy Zero since I never got it on the Cube.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

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B1G_DADDY
B1G_DADDY

I also hope that darkside chronicles will also feature the events from Code Veronica since the first one had 0,1, and 3, then again maybe they will make it where you can play leons version then claires version, I really wish they would remake CV

B1G_DADDY
B1G_DADDY

1 was great and 0 was ok but why wouldnt they remake 2 and 3, 2 is by far the best in the series and 3 wasnt as good story wise but was tons of fun and be so much more fun on the wii

jknight5422
jknight5422

They have to make some kind of game for the Wii-sters.

Mac11_Fanboy
Mac11_Fanboy

Erm, are us UK resi fans getting shafted here? Japanese game companies do this to us all the time, damn them. Ok well not all the time, but this still sucks,

retrofraction12
retrofraction12

If the RE 1 remake has motion controls I think I will play it, but if it still has N64 controls no way lazy jerks

Punumscott
Punumscott

I want them to remake the old games with the over the shoulder view. It would be the best of both worlds. Could you imagine it? Walking down the streets of raccoon. Moaning heavily in the air. Turn around. A WHOLE bunch of zombies. You fire realize you don't have enough ammo and run. But they draw closer. pull out your knife for the onslaught. Yep that would be the best game. RE 1 2 and 3 with the over the sgoulder. Zombies, and less ammo.

mjulstein
mjulstein

I want the old resident evil style back! I remember back when the remake came to the Gamecube. How cinematic it felt to play. I was really hoping for a good remake of 2 and 3 as well, but when I put those games into my GC I was surprised that they hadn't even made an effort on making the textures or the models a little bit better. Hopefully now that they already have the RE Leon model they can include him in a RE2 remake. I think Capcom should concentrate a little bit more on embracing the potentials of classic games' narrative than continuing making hardcore action games with Resident Evil in the title. Sure the new games are fearsome, but thats not the same as scary!

zeonfollower
zeonfollower

Is it coming to Playstation 3 or I should buy Nintendo Wii just to play RE0? Hmmm... Hard decisions. I hope it is coming to PS3. Grant my wish my dear God.

jin85
jin85

thats a cool thing rock on

TXMostWanted
TXMostWanted

Great...now I'll have to buy a damn Wii...only for the 5 RE titles tho

kirby2198
kirby2198

I'm going to shoot these people, XD I just bought the RE0 for the GC TODAY!! if I knew about this I would of waited O_O oh well I'll just buy the Wii version when it comes out ^^;

josetakapele
josetakapele

SWEET!!! now all we need is Resident Evil 5.

raw153
raw153

That is awesome. I still haven't played the first Resident Evil so I will definitely be looking forward to that later this year. I also wouldn't mind playing through RE2 and 3 on the Wii either so...

YoungDab
YoungDab

Fam just remake RE2 And RE3 for Xbox 360/PS3 and call it a day lol.I dont care for all this wii BS,I dont even own the system.GIVE ME...Your two best sellers and thats RE2/RE3.Would like to see the new nemesis combined with the RE4 game mechanics.Couldnt go wrong with that setup

Krazy-K
Krazy-K

I think these RE titles should come out for the PS3 or at least the PS2.

Franistelrooy
Franistelrooy

should be on ps3 too, now i will have to buy a wii LoL

star77241
star77241

They'd better not change the fixed camera scheme from the first one. I didn't like it but it made it a lot more interesting. If they do feel like changing it, they'd better make the change optional. Now, they just need to make RE5 for the Wii.

Jesse-Fett
Jesse-Fett

OK now I am a happy wii fan, I was so disapointed when I heard about UC2 but not with 1&0 coming out as well, I am now excited and happy, even for UC2 now that I have no reason to be upset, I take back all the bad things I said (But I still think on rail shooters are lame, except for house of the dead)

hoysoy
hoysoy

it would be sweet if they re-did it with the re4 engine. to be able to aim at specific things would be sweet. the only thing tho is that i find the fixed camera angles of the original games make it more creepy feeling if your playing them for the first time like "oh sh!t! whats behind that corner!" and theres like zombie groans. but with re4 you just kinda... strafe over haha. either way its all fun.

Hormov13
Hormov13

Well I'm a Resident Evil freak, I'm glad for the "new" Ports... I mean games for the wii. Lets hope that the wii controls don't suck. Other than that, more reason for me to actually love the wii!